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					Menopause Tips: Exercise and Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Summary:
Getting exercise is an important part of daily life; it helps keep us fit
and well and makes us feel better. Growing older should be no excuse for
stopping an exercise regime, and in fact it is more important than ever
to exercise as we age.


Keywords:
menopause,hrt,hormone replacement therapy,mood swings,hot flashes


Article Body:
Getting exercise is an important part of daily life; it helps keep us fit
and well and makes us feel better. Growing older should be no excuse for
stopping an exercise regime, and in fact it is more important than ever
to exercise as we age.

While taking hormone replacement therapy, getting exercise is
particularly valuable; taking extra hormones such as HRT can sometimes
have adverse effects. For example they may feel irritable with associated
mood swings or they may feel they are gaining weight, all because of the
relentless fluctuation in hormone levels. Although there is no definite
research to prove taking HRT makes a woman put on weight, getting
exercise can often make certain she feels better about herself.

Our metabolism usually slows down quite significantly as we get older,
which means that even if we have always been slim naturally when younger,
we often find it more of a struggle as we get older. Women who have
never had this problem may find adjusting their calorie intake to suit
their body difficult.

Exercising when you are taking HRT doesn’t need to be strenuous. You
don’t have to join a gym, have the mindset of a triathlete, or get
obsessive about it. All you need to do is get in a positive state of mind
and tell yourself you are going to take a small amount of exercise every
week or, even better, every day.

Walking can be one of the best forms of exercise, and establishing some
walking in your everyday routine lets you get a surprising level of
exercise.

Walking to work, if possible, is a good way to integrate exercise into
your daily life. It’s most effective if it takes at least twenty minutes,
but any amount is great. If walking to work is not a good option, and you
own a dog, walking the dog is not only good for you but also your dog.

Swimming is also a high-quality exercise to do when taking hormone
replacement therapy. Swimming exercises almost all of the body. You’ll
find your body and energy tones up quickly, if you can make do with
fitting in a swimming session three times a week,

Taking even a small amount of exercise will also help smooth out mood
swings or feelings of depression you may be experiencing, since exercise
releases natural feel good chemicals, endorphins, into the blood stream,
that make us feel much better. Working out also lowers your risk for
osteoporosis and high blood pressure, so why wait? Start this week and
reap the benefits.

				
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